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September 2, 2015
Story includes Nov. 17-21 race dates for the BudLight SCORE BAJA 1000
RENO, Nev.—SCORE International’s SCORE World Desert Championship will continue to have a major impact at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. To be held Oct. 3-4, the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 at the Off-Road Expo will once again offer desert-racing fans the opportunity to interact with the top desert racing teams in the world while viewing the most radical motorsports vehicles ever developed.
Nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States are expected to compete in this year’s 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. SCORE is celebrating its 42nd year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2015. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 17-21, with the race and all side events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
In addition to showcasing current SCORE desert racing vehicles, drivers and sponsors, the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 official course map for the race will be unveiled by SCORE officials at 3 p.m. (PT) on Saturday, Oct. 3 along with the annual class starting positions draw for all classes except SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1, who will have their qualifying order drawn.
OFF-ROAD EXPO MEET & GREETS
Crowd favorite autograph sessions will also be taking place on both Oct. 3 & 4 with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present who have built their legacy in the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. Additional highlight of the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit will be the SCORE Monster Energy Cinema, featuring SCOREvision, massive multiple LED screens showing race telecasts that have aired on the CBS Sports Network as well as historical race videos that are part of the legendary legacy of SCORE Baja racing.
Among the legends, past and present, scheduled to appear at the SCORE Baja 1000 autograph sessions are SCORE owner Roger Norman, former SCORE owner Sal Fish, Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart, B.J. Baldwin, Rob MacCachren, Gus Vildosola Jr., Steven Eugenio/Armin Schwarz, Colton Udall/Mark Samuels, Carlos Lopez, Eduardo Laguna, Jonathan Brenthel, Jordan Brenthel, Brandon Schueler, Justin Davis, Marc Burnett, Ricky Brabec/Ian Young/Max Eddy Jr,. SCORE expects some other ‘surprise’ SCORE Baja racing legends as well for the two autograph sessions.
“With the support of and assistance from the Off-Road Expo and our sponsors, SCORE is honored to present the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Expo in a such a huge way to celebrate the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 and to continue introducing the next generation of racers and fans to the what the series is all about ” said Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President who is also a former champion SCORE Trophy Truck racer and Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 champion.
MORE EXPO INFO
The 2015 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo is the greatest collection of off-road companies, parts, equipment, gear, and experts assembled in America. From off-road racing to rock crawling, trail riding to sand sports, motorcycles to ATV’s and camping to adventure travel, the event provides the unique opportunity to meet and talk with the most knowledgeable people in the off-road industry. With a full weekend of excitement, other event features include over 300 industry-specific vendors, the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Demo at the MAV TV Proving Grounds, Rubicon Trail – Off Road Vehicle Ride Along, Radio vehicle demonstrations, DragonFire Racing ride along, the Miss Off-Road Expo Contest and live music all weekend at the Budweiser Stage.
SCORE Live HD at the Expo
The SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Expo will include live internet coverage both days on SCORE Live HD with interviews with the SCORE Baja legends as well as the live internet coverage of the start drawing and course map unveiling.
CBS SPORTS NETWORK COVERAGE
All races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship series, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway will once again be aired in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network. New for 2015, in addition to SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, the shows will also feature top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, buggies, motorcycles, quads and UTVs – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories are now part of each race event broadcast.
Capping off the 2015 broadcast season, the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 broadcast on CBS Sports Network will be expanded to a full two-hour program – providing the most expansive television coverage of the “Main Event” of all desert races ever, allowing all the major class action to be showcased around the globe to the SCORE International fan base.
2015 CBS Sports Network Original Broadcast Schedule (subject to change, check local listings)
· Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 (first telecasts-Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m. ET & 11 p.m. ET)
· Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 (first telecast-Sunday, May 31, 9 p.m. ET; key repeat broadcast-Sunday, June 7, 9 p.m. ET)
· Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 (first telecast-Sunday, July 26, 9 p.m. ET; key repeat broadcast-Sunday, August 2, 9 p.m. ET)
· Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250 presented by the City of El Centro (first telecast-Sunday, November 15, 9 p.m. ET; key repeat broadcast-Sunday, November 29, 9 p.m. ET)
· Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying @SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience (first telecast-Sunday, January 10, 9 p.m. ET)
· Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 (two-hour special) (first telecast-Sunday, January 17, 9 p.m. ET)
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
In its 42nd year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2015, the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship series includes four special events in Baja California, Mexico, and one in the United States. Here is the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship schedule:
· 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250, held Jan. 22-25, San Felipe, Mexico
· Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500, held April 15-19, Cabo San Lucas to Loreto, Mexico
· 47th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500, held June 4-7, Ensenada Mexico
· Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250, presented by the city of El Centro, Sept. 24-27, Coyne Powersports Motorplex-Plaster City, Calif.
· 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000, Nov.18-21, Ensenada, Mexico
SCORE corporate offices are located in Reno, Nev. and the SCORE Tech Shop is in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.
Official Sponsors: Bud Light-Official Beer/Official Race Sponsor, Monster Energy-Official Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires-Official Tire, Rigid Industries LED Lighting-Official Lights, King Shocks-Official Shock Absorber, Polaris-Official UTV, Vision Wheel – Official Wheel, Axial R/C-Official R/C Vehicle, CBS Sports Network-Official Television Partner, Coca-Cola-Official Soft Drink, Coyne Powersports-Official Powersports Supplier, Wide Open Excursions- Official Arrive and Drive Company, Crystal Bay Casino-Official Casino.
Associate Sponsors: All Road Satellite, Symons Ambulance Company, Aero Calafia, Tessco.
Additional SCORE Partners: Proturismo Ensenada, Visit Baja California Sur, Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Baja California Sur State Government, Mexicali Ayuntamineto, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Corporate Helicopters, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, GoPro, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products, Advanced Color Graphics.
For more information, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCORE-International.com.